Veterinary Practice Manager Salary

Veterinary Practice Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than half have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $46K per year, but may range from $31K to $59K per year. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length and the specific company. While about two-fifths report receiving no health benefits, the larger part do receive medical coverage, and slightly less than a third have dental, as well. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Veterinary Practice Managers. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,858 - $61,340
(Median)
$33K
$46K
$61K
MEDIAN: $46,207
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$13.01 - $22.40
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$13
$17
$22
MEDIAN: $17.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$21K$42K$63K
Salary
$32,858 - $61,340  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,880 - $59,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 334
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$13.01 - $22.40  
   
Overtime
$19.15 - $32.77  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,942  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,250  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$30,880 - $59,496  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 183
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Job Description for Veterinary Practice Manager

Veterinary practice managers' responsibilities are based around the smooth handling and organization of their veterinary practice, including client satisfaction, staff relations, and profitability. They typically work in veterinary offices, animal hospitals, and similar facilities. Day-to-day tasks include optimizing scheduling processes, hiring and training employees, creating budgets, and auditing the practice for regulatory standards and performance. This position require substantial communication with job applicants and employees, which varies in volume based on the size of the practice. For example, in large practices, managers typically work with teams to ensure all duties are adequately covered. Generally, the veterinary practice manager's work is largely independent, but it requires regular communication and reporting to supervisors.

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Veterinary Practice Manager Tasks

  • Offer customer service solutions and mediate client issues.
  • Provide financial services for the practice, including payroll, customer accounts, and budget.
  • Ensure compliance with workplace policy and all state and federal regulations.
  • Support veterinary doctor team and organize all staff activity.
  • Hire, train, and periodically review practice personnel.

Common Career Paths for Veterinary Practice Manager


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Veterinary Practice Managers might see a strong upturn in salary after transitioning into upper-level roles such as Practice Manager, a seemingly popular career choice. People currently working in the latter position report a noticeably higher median income of $53K per year.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Veterinary Practice Manager


Employees at Banfield, The Pet Hospital take home the smallest paychecks, and $50K is the median salary. Furthermore, range in pay is narrow, with salaries starting at $35K and quickly nearing the top at only $57K.

Popular Skills for Veterinary Practice Manager


Veterinary Practice Managers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in veterinary technician, People Management, Accounts Payable, and Human Resources are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Bookkeeping, Accounts Receivable, and Inventory Management. For most people, competency in Human Resources indicates knowledge of Inventory Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Veterinary Practice Manager

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $40K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $45K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $43K. Veterinary Practice Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $48K.

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Experience Affects Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries




National Average
$42,000


Skills That Affect Veterinary Practice Manager Salaries

veterinary technician
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People Management
up arrow 14%

Accounts Payable
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National Average
$42,000

Human Resources
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 3%

Inventory Management
up arrow 4%

Payroll Administration
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Bookkeeping
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 94 votes.

Gender

Female
93 %
Male
7 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
37%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 60%
dental benefits
Dental: 30%
medical benefits
Vision: 22%
dental benefits
None: 40%
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